Kevee Kirshenbaum, 98, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Omaha, NE. Kevee was born in Omaha on July 25, 1923. He married his first love, Myrna Samuelson with whom he had two children and was married for 62 years until she died in July 2011.
Kevee was born and raised in Nebraska and attended Central High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he forever cemented his loyalty to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He rarely missed a game for much of his adult life. Kevee was a proud and humble veteran. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the US Navy and served in both World War II and the Korean War in the dangerous role of commanding officer of minesweeper ships. When he returned from the war, he continued his service mindset with customers as General Manager of Dividend Bonded Gas stations before bringing the first One Hour Photo franchise to Omaha. Through these businesses he became a fixture in the community. Everyone in Omaha seemed to know and love Kevee through his cheerful greetings and charming sense of humor. He gave of himself and his time serving on many boards including Nebraska Petroleum Marketers, the Omaha Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, and the Rose Blumkin Home where he lived the final years of his life.
Kevee is survived by his dear friend Phyllis Aronson, his sister Phylis Rifkin, two children Jim (Sue), and Kathy (and partner David), six grandchildren; Andrew, Sarah, Hannah, Ariel, Ellie, and Jonathan, and four great-grandchildren; Owen, Henry, Calvin, and Zoey.
If attending funeral, masks would be appreciated.